Well that was a quick weekend in the UK, and luckily John got the shower working but he has to wait 10 days for the new saniflo system to arrive so he can fix the inside toilet. That means another 10 days with an outside toilet, what have I ever done to the world for it to conspire to make sure I do not have a toilet????
I help old ladies, I oooh and aaaah at puppies and kittens and babies (even the ugly ones!) I am generally a nice sort of person (as long as you don't annoy me when I have a hangover or PMT)
But there is nothing we can do about it.
When the original bathroom was installed, they used a saniflo, John can not get his head around why, there are mains drains, but these are under a tiled floor and to take it all up would be a major job and major expense for the owners, we have no alternative but to replace the saniflo (in 10 days!!!!!!) which also means 10 days of John swearing at the absolute stupidity of some so called builders.
The thing is John is now bored, he has nothing to do, there is no B&B, no renovation, and he cannot sit still for long, plus there is the real possibility that I may kill him before the 10 days are up as I am still busy working with the estate agency.
He wanders aimlessly cursing the bad workmanship in the house, until he can take it no more, there is still a lead pipe for the water that is not hidden in the slightest, it goes around the living room wall.
We also realise that it may not be the healthiest thing for us to be drinking out of old lead pipes, so he checks with the owners and they are fine with us replacing it.
There is a patch in the living room that is badly boxed in with the water pipe going along here.
The first thing he does is remove this boxing in, to find some great stone work and an old wooden beam, how can he leave that covered???
So as he removes the water pipe, he also cleans of the stones and the beam, it is not in the best condition but it can be treated, it is solid oak.
John gets to work and is happy again (which means he will live a little longer!)
The difference is amazing when he has finished it, and the mad thing is, it probably took a lot longer to cover it up (badly) than it did to point and treat it.
But here it is from start to finished
|the old boxing in|
|and now it is finished!|